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“Orlo and Iris were my neighbors for many years here in Astoria. The very best anyone could have. My daughters also loved them both. Iris your husband...Read More »
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“I was sorry to hear of uncle Orlos passing. I have some very fond memories of childhood get together with our families. Please give aunt Iris my love...Read More »
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“Daddy, I can't imagine life without you here, but, being your daughter, I will be strong like you always were. I feel so blessed to have had BOTH...Read More »
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Orlo V. Hancey
1921 ~ 2013

Orlo Vernon Hancey, age 92, died on June 14, 2013, in Provo, Utah, after a long and rich life. He was born on May 9, 1921, in Newton, Utah, to James Sands and Mabel Alice Benson Hancey. He married his high school sweetheart, Tempie Iris Meikle of Smithfield, in the Logan Temple on June 25, 1941. Shortly thereafter, the newlyweds relocated to Astoria, Oregon. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943, serving in Okinawa, and returning to civilian life in Astoria in 1946. He pursued a career as a builder until retirement. He and Iris relocated to Provo in 2001, to be near family members in the area. He was an active member of the LDS Church serving in both the Portland, Oregon and Provo, Utah temples. He loved spending time outdoors in the northwest, fishing, hunting, digging clams on the coast, picking blackberries and cutting his own firewood. He never lost his love for working with wood, and remained active creating treasured pieces for his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Iris; by his four children, Annette (KC) Lunceford, James Orlo (Denise) Hancey, Janet (Dave) Johnson and Brian Everett (Brenda) Hancey. He is also survived by his sister, Lola Mozelle Oja and by 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers James Arthur, Earl Benson, Dennis Dwain and sisters, Opal Ione Clarke, Hazel Maurine Pedersen, Lorus Mabel Jenkins and Melba Annie Buttars.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 AM at the Stadium Avenue Chapel, 650 East Stadium Avenue, Provo, Utah. Viewings will be held at the Chapel Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday 9:30 to 10:45 AM. Interment at Provo City Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of the Walker Sanderson Tribute Center of Provo. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.tributecenterutah.com